The Browns announced Brady Quinn as their starting quarterback on their own web site Sunday.
The news was posted several minutes before the lineup changes for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings were passed out in the press box.
Quinn, the 22nd overall pick in the 2007 draft out of Notre Dame from Dublin, Ohio, went 1-2 as a starter last year, but fractured a finger on his throwing hand in his second game at Buffalo.
Also starting for the Browns is rookie center Alex Mack.
Cleveland will be thin at running back, since Jerome Harrison (knee) and Cedric Peerman (thigh) are inactive and rookie James Davis suffered a head injury in a minor car accident Saturday morning. Davis is active.
Also inactive were Rex Hadnot (knee), Leon Williams, Martin Rucker and Marquis Floyd.
There were no surprises for the Vikings, although receiver Bernard Berrian, who suffered a hamstring injury in the first preseason game, is active.
Inactive for Minnesota are receivers Jaymar Johnson and Greg Lewis, cornerback Asher Allen, safety Jamarca Sanford, linebacker Erin Henderson, center Kory Lichtensteiger and defensive tackle Fred Evans.
Sage Rosenfels is the third quarterback as coach Brad Childress selected Tarvaris Jackson No. 2 over Rosenfels.